The photo’s on these pages are from the collection of the late Andre Blondeau, who was one of the founder members of France Radio Club / Offshore Echo’s

If you identify any of the unknown people, please let us know

The Laissez Faire and crew

Dave McKaye in the studio, three different views

The tender alongside

Jack Curtiss writes - the "bearded gentleman" is the ship's English skipper (replacing the Cuban who returned to Miami and an interim chief officer) Capt. Colin Benedict Lukehurst , who I, as General Manager, hired in February1967. He was 30 with a full red beard and a wife and four kids on shore. I never in my life had the opportunity to hire a ship's captain before or since and the experience remains another cherished Swinging 60's memory.

Who are these two?

Getting aboard

Dave McKaye and others on Offshore 2

Ships crew members

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